Number of Participants: 250
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $4,225
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: May 2, 2018
As one of the Bethpage School District’s monthly Thoughtful Thursday community service projects, Central Boulevard Elementary School fifth-graders took out their pens and honed their design skills to make inspirational posters. The artwork will be on display during the Special Olympics, to be held at Bethpage High School on May 19. The students decided that messages of inspiration would assist the participating athletes in their goal to complete or win their event.
In addition to these signs, kindergarten and first-grade students colored inspirational ribbons, second-graders wrote messages on rainbow cutouts, and third- and fourth-graders wrote thank-you notes to all of the volunteers.
“This has been a wonderful schoolwide effort,” social worker Sarah Glassman said. “The students are looking forward to seeing their efforts make a difference during the Special Olympics in May.”
A: From left, Central Boulevard Elementary School fifth-graders Danielle Porqueddu, Joan Platero, Kaia Correll, Ethan Rubio and Joseph Colleluori made an inspirational sign for swimmers in the Special Olympics, to be held at Bethpage High School on May 19.
B: Fifth-graders in Allison Robb and Christina McGuire’s class at Central Boulevard Elementary School made inspirational signs to motivate Special Olympics participants.
Photos courtesy of the Bethpage School District